2017 Freshman Undergraduate Program in Civil Engineering*

Course Fall Spring
Freshman Year
Chemistry 1A and 1AL-General Chemistry or Chemistry 4A-General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1)
4
-
Engineering 7-Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers
-
4
Mathematics 1A-Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 1B-Calculus
-
4
Physics 7A-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
-
4
CE 92-Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering
1
-
Reading and Composition Course from List A(2)
4
-
Reading and Composition Course from List B(2)
-
4
Basic Science Breadth Elective(3)
3-4
-
Total
16-17
16
Sophomore Year
Basic Science Elective(4)
-
4
CE C30/ME C85-Introduction to Solid Mechanics
-
3
CE 60-Structure and Properties of Civil Engineering Materials
3
-
CE 93-Engineering Data Analysis
-
3
Civil Engineering Sophomore Elective(5)
<3>
<3>
Mathematics 53-Multivariable Calculus
4
-
Mathematics 54-Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
-
4
Physics 7B-Physics for Scientists and Engineers
4
-
Total
12-14
14-17
Junior Year
CE 100-Elementary Fluid Mechanics
4
-
CE 130N-Mechanics of Structures
-
3
Engineering Science Elective(6)
-
3-4
Elective Core(7)
6
6
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(2)
3-4
3-4
Total
13-14
15-17
Senior Year
CE 192-The Art and Science of Civil and Environmental Engineering Practice
1
-
Design Elective(8)
<3-4>
<3-4>
Engineering Electives(9)
6-9
6-9
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(2)
3-4
3-4
Free Electives(10)
-
3
Total
13-18
15-20

Notes

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

1Chem 4A is intended for students majoring in chemistry or a closely-related field.

2The Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) requirement includes two approved reading and composition courses and four additional approved courses, with which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. Reading and Composition A and B must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year. The remaining courses may be taken at any time during the program. See engineering.berkeley.edu/hss for complete details and a list of approved courses.

3Bio 1B or CE 70

4Choose one of: Chem 1B, 4B; Physics 7C

5CE 11 or CE 70. If CE 70 was taken in the freshman year students must take CE 11. <3> indicates this requirement is taken in either the fall or spring (not both). CE 11 is offered in spring, CE 70 in fall.

6Choose one of: E 40; ME 40, 104

7Choose four from this category: CE 103, 111, 120, 155, 167, 175, 191

8Choose one from this category: CE 105, 112, 122N plus 122L, 123N plus 123L, 153, 177, 180, 186. Note that for the courses listed in this category that are 4 units, one of the four units can be applied toward the 15 unit engineering electives requirement.

9Engineering electives must include at least 15 additional units of upper division technically oriented engineering coursework offered in the College of Engineering or in Chemical Engineering. The 15 units of engineering electives cannot include: any course taken on a P/NP basis; BioE 100; ChemE 185; CS 195, H195; Des Inv courses (except 190E); Engin 125, 157AC, 180; IEOR 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; ME 106, 190K, 191AC, 191K. Students may receive up to three units of engineering elective credit for work on a research project in CE H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research).

10Free electives can be any technical or non-technical course, any course of your interest offered by any department. There are no restrictions.

 

Areas of emphasis

Students with a specific interest within civil engineering may choose to emphasize one of the areas listed below. Selection of an area of emphasis is optional and will not be noted on the transcript or diploma.

Recommended Courses:

Engineering and Project Management
Elective Core: CE 120, 167
Design Elective: CE 180
Engineering Electives: CE 165, 166, 171, 173, 176, 191, 193
Suggested non-technical electives: UGBA 101A, 101B, 103, 106, 107

Environmental Engineering
Elective Core: CE 103, 111
Design Elective: CE 105, 112
Engineering Electives: CE 101, C106, 107, 108, 113N, 114, 115, C116, 173, 176; ME 109, 146; MSE 112; NE 124
Suggested other electives: Biology 1B; Energy and Resources 100; Integrative Biology 153

GeoEngineering
Elective Core: CE 111, 120, 175
Design Elective: CE 177
Engineering Electives: CE 103, 115, 121, 122N, 123N, 124, 167, 171, 172, 173, 176, C178

Structural Engineering
Elective Core: CE 120, 167, 175
Design Electives: CE 122N & 122L or CE 123N & 123L 
Engineering Electives: CE 121, 124, C133, 140, 165, 177, 193
Note: CE 121 is required for admission for graduate study in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Material

Transportation
Elective Core: CE 155, 191
Design Electives: CE 153
Engineering Electives: CE 108, 156, 167, 177, C250N, 251, 259, 260; E 117; IEOR 153
Suggested non-technical electives: City and Regional Planning 110; Economics 101A, C125, 155; Energy and Resources 100; Geography C188; Public Policy 101

Note: Undergraduates wishing to enroll in graduate courses must have the consent of the instructor and meet scholarship requirements.

2017 Transfer Undergraduate Program in Civil Engineering*

Course Fall Spring
1st and 2nd Semesters
Engineering 7-Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists & Engineers
4
-
CE C30/ME C85-Introduction to Solid Mechanics
3
-
CE 60-Structure and Properties of Civil Engineering Materials
3
-
CE 11-Engineered Systems and Sustainability
-
3
CE 93-Engineering Data Analysis
-
3
Engineering Science Elective(1)   3-4
Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(2)
3-4
3-4
Total
13-14
12-14
3rd and 4th Semesters
CE 70
3
-
Elective Core(3)
9
3
CE 100-Elementary Fluid Mechanics
4
-
CE 130N-Mechanics of Structures
-
3
Design Elective(4)
-
3-4
Engineering Elective(5)
-
3
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(2)
-
3-4
Total
16
15-17
5th Semester**
Engineering Elective(5)
12
CE 192-The Art and Science of Civil and Environmental Engineering Practice
1
Humanities/Social Sciences Course(2)
3-4
Total
16-17

Notes

* A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.

**A fifth semester is granted to transfer student admits who are missing at least three lower division technical courses, of at least 3 units each, for the Civil Engineering major when they matriculate to UC Berkeley. Eligible transfer students must contact their ESS Adviser in order to request the fifth semester.

1Choose one of: E 40; ME 40, 104

2The Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) requirement includes two approved reading and composition courses and four additional approved courses, with which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. Reading and Composition A and B must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year. The remaining courses may be taken at any time during the program. See engineering.berkeley.edu/hss for complete details and a list of approved courses.

3Choose four from this category: CE 103, 111, 120, 155, 167, 175, 191

4Choose one from this category: CE 105, 112, 122N plus 122L, 123N plus 123L, 153, 177, 180, 186. Note that for the courses listed in this category that are 4 units, one of the four units can be applied toward the 15 unit engineering electives requirement.

5Engineering electives must include at least 15 additional units of upper division technically oriented engineering coursework offered in the College of Engineering or in Chemical Engineering. The 15 units of engineering electives cannot include: any course taken on a P/NP basis; BioE 100; ChemE 185; CS 195, H195; Des Inv courses (except 190E); Engin 125, 157AC, 180; IEOR 172, 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; ME 106, 190K, 191AC, 191K. Students may receive up to three units of engineering elective credit for work on a research project in CE H194 (Honors Undergraduate Research).

Areas of emphasis

Students with a specific interest within civil engineering may choose to emphasize one of the areas listed below. Selection of an area of emphasis is optional and will not be noted on the transcript or diploma.

Recommended Courses:

Engineering and Project Management
Elective Core: CE 120, 167
Design Elective: CE 180
Engineering Electives: CE 165, 166, 171, 173, 176, 191, 193
Suggested non-technical electives: UGBA 101A, 101B, 103, 106, 107

Environmental Engineering
Elective Core: CE 103, 111
Design Elective: CE 105, 112
Engineering Electives: CE 101, C106, 107, 108, 113N, 114, 115, C116, 173, 176; ME 109, 146; MSE 112; NE 124
Suggested other electives: Biology 1B; Energy and Resources 100; Integrative Biology 153

GeoEngineering
Elective Core: CE 111, 120, 175
Design Elective: CE 177
Engineering Electives: CE 103, 115, 121, 122N, 123N, 124, 167, 171, 172, 173, 176, C178

Structural Engineering
Elective Core: CE 120, 167, 175
Design Electives: CE 122N & 122L or CE 123N & 123L 
Engineering Electives: CE 121, 124, C133, 140, 165, 177, 193
Note: CE 121 is required for admission for graduate study in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Material

Transportation
Elective Core: CE 155, 191
Design Electives: CE 153
Engineering Electives: CE 108, 156, 167, 177, C250N, 251, 259, 260; E 117; IEOR 153
Suggested non-technical electives: City and Regional Planning 110; Economics 101A, C125, 155; Energy and Resources 100; Geography C188; Public Policy 101

Note: Undergraduates wishing to enroll in graduate courses must have the consent of the instructor and meet scholarship requirements.